TCRC Team

TCRC Team with Chairman, BOT, DIU; Vice-Chairman, BOT, DIU; & Registrar of DIU

Barrister Shameem Haider Patwary

President of TCRC

Barrister Shameem Haider Patwary become the Member of Parliament by parliamentary by-election in 2018, again he has elected 2nd time in 11th National Parliament Election. Mr. Patwary was the youngest Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee of Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment and currently he is the Member of Standing Committee on Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.  He is the Chairman, Board of Trustees, and President of Tobacco Control and Research Cell, Dhaka International University & Head of Chamber, Patwary Jurists and Associates. He has completed his Law degree from University of London. He also completed PG Certificate on Intellectual Property Law from UCL and Queens Mary and West field College, University of London. Mr. Patwary attended as Speaker the “International Conference on Rule of Law and Terrorism”2012 and 2013 arranged by International Council of Jurists at Delhi. He attended as speakers, session chairs, paper presenters in many national and international conferences, seminars, workshops etc, like-World Conference on Tobacco or Health, 48 Union World Conference, AP CAT, Singapore, Indonesia, APACT 2013, ‘2nd Conference of The Union South Asia Region 2014’. He organized TCRC Anti-Tobacco Conference 2013, 2014, 2015’ at Dhaka. As a Member of Parliament, Mr. Patwary working in the tobacco control movement for long time and try to sensitize other parliament members to involve the movements. Mr. Patwary continuously raising the tobacco control issues specially raising tobacco tax and 90% Pictorial warnings in the national parliament.  He is doing the policy advocacy for increasing 90% Pictorial warnings and to implement Standard Packaging for smokeless tobacco and bidi. Tobacco Control and Research Cell (TCRC) is one of the leading tobacco control organization in Bangladesh and Mr. Patwary is the head of TCRC, who working for implementation the Pictorial Warnings, monitoring and reporting the implementation, increasing the size of GHWs and introduce the standard packaging in Bangladesh. Additionally he has constantly attending talk-shows in national TV Channel on tobacco control, health, democracy, good governance issues.

Md. Bazlur Rahman

Member Secretary of TCRC

Md. Bazlur Rahman is an Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, Dhaka International University. Mr. Rahman is the member Secretary of Social Business Academic Cell (SBAC) & Tobacco Control & Research Cell (TCRC) of Dhaka International University. He also engages himself in research and teaching and actively contributed in more than 15 publications. He actively participated as resource person in many national and international seminar, workshop & conferences. Mr. Rahman has participated and presents a research paper on Crop Substitution in the APACT-2013 conference in Chiba, Japan. He has participated Global Social Business Summit-2013 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mr. Rahman has also participated and presents the research paper on Social Business is the New Phenomena to Solve Social Problems in a Business Way on October-2013 at University Kebangsaan, Malaysia. He attended the International Conference on “Global Social Business Summit-2014” at Mexico City, Mexico from 25-26 November, 2014. Participated World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH-2018) at Cape Town, South Africa and present 2 (Two) research papers in the conference. Participate and present research papers at The Union World Conference- 2018 and 2019.  Mr. Rahman visited China, Japan, Malaysia, India, USA , Mexico, Netherlands and South Africa.

Farhana Zaman Liza

Research Assistant

Farhana Zaman, simply known as her nick name Liza, a young leader of Tobacco Control field in Bangladesh. She is an experienced researcher, policy advocate and analysist. As a Research Assistant and Program Manager of Tobacco Control Project, her goal is to make Bangladesh a tobacco free country. She has worked in the Tobacco Control & Research Cell (TCRC) for 7 years. She is also involve in Human Rights and Social Business for rising the country.

Ms. Farhana began her career in Dhaka International University (DIU), gaining unparalleled experience in the field of researching, while also established herself as a respected Project Officer.  She is widely known for her creativity, presentation skill and writing expertise. Now she is working for monitor the present situation of the GHW implementation in Bangladesh, increase GHW up to 90% and developing enforcement mechanism for effective implementation of GHW and also developing the uniform Packaging system for tobacco products in Bangladesh.

Farhana Zaman was born in Khulna and there she spent her childhood. She passed SSC and HSC respectively from Govt. Coronation Girls’ High School, Khulna and Govt. M. M. City College, Khulna. Later she moved to Dhaka and completed BBA & MBA from Dhaka International University (DIU). She likes to spend her leisure time by reading literature, writing, and travelling. 

She successfully completes the training workshop on “Research Methodology” by Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs on May 2014; Training Workshop on “Strategic Planning & Innovation” by The Union on August 2015; Divisional Workshop on “NCD & Tobacco Control” by Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust on June 2015; Training on “Sustainable funding’s on Tobacco Control” by The Union on January 2016; Workshop on “Camp Cool” jointly organized by Institute of Welbeign, HealthBridge & Work for a Better Bangladesh Trust on October 2016; Workshop on ‘Tobacco Pack Surveillance System (TPackSS)”, jointly organized by Institute for Global Tobacco Control (IGTC), John Hopkins Blumberg School of Public Health and Tobacco Control & Research Cell on December 2017.

Ms. Farhana was involved to arrange TCRC Essay competition 2013-2014 & 2015-2016; TCRC Poster competition 2014 & 2016; TCRC National Conference 2014 & 2016; Social Business Academia 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and many research dissemination programs, seminars, conference, workshop and so on.

Farhana Zaman participated on “The Conference on WHO MPOWER Policy Implementation-2017”, the “National Conference on TB 2015, 2016 and 2017”, “Social Business Day 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017”; Conference on “Tobacco Control & Health Promotion 2016”.

She also attended the “2nd Conference of The Union South Asia Region 2014”, held on 9 March to 12 March 2014 at Pan Pacific Hotel Sonargaon, Dhaka and presented her presentation on poster presentation session. She also attended “The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health 2019”, held on 30th October to 2 November 2019 at Hyderabad, India

Ms. Farhana is an active member of Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance (BATA) and Bangladesh Tobacco Control Network.

Md. Mohiuddin

Research Assistant

Md. Mohi Uddin, a young leader of Tobacco Control field in Bangladesh. He is an experienced in survay related work , research, policy advocate and analysist. As a Research Assistant and Project Officer of Tobacco Control Project, his goal is to make Bangladesh a tobacco free country. He has worked in the Tobacco Control & Research Cell (TCRC) for 4 years. He is also involve in Human Rights and Social Business for rising the country.

Mr. MohiUddin began his career in Dhaka International University (DIU), in the field of research, while also established himself as a Project Officer. He is widely known for his creativity, presentation skill and writing expertise. Now he is working for monitor the present situation of the GHW implementation in Bangladesh and developing the uniform Packaging system for smokeless product.

He arranged TCRC Essay competition 2016, TCRC Poster competition 2016, Social Business Academia 2014, 2015 and 2016. Workshop on GHW implementation, Press conference, awareness building program successfully. Md. Mohi Uddin participate The Conference on WHO MPOWER Policy Implementation-2017, the National Conference on TB 2016 and 2017, Social Business Day 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

He successfully completes the training program on “MPOWER Policy” by The Union. He also attend the 12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (12thAPACT). The Conference is organized by the Indonesia National Committee on Tobacco Control (NCTC). The Program will be held on 12th September 2018 to 15th September 2018 at Hilton Resort Hotel-Nusa Dua, Bali. And there he Present a poster presentation. 

When he isn’t busy doing her job at TCRC, you can find him through his mail, messenger or cell phone.